Lifeissues is mainly concerned with publishing thoughtful articles directly related to issues raised in Evangelium Vitae. However, from the very beginning, we have also published a few related homilies, notably by Fr. Al Cariño, O.M.I., Fr. Tony Pueyo, and others.

Please use the pulldowns below to select a homily by Liturgical Calendar date.

New! The need for vigilance
Ordinary Sunday A-32

Al Carino
Being vigilant means attending to the challenges of daily living -- its challenges, joys, heartaches, etc., -- with faith and hope. And to live in faith and hope, is to have that extra oil with us. It means that we are to persevere in living according to the teachings and examples of Jesus -- no matter what. Then when Jesus suddenly comes as Judge, we will be ready to face Him and thus enter into His feast, His Kingdom.

New! The End
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Once a priest asked his catechism class, “How does one go to heaven? “ A little girl raised her hand and said, “One has to die.”

New! Preparing for Eternal Life
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Douglas P. McManaman
If we look at the various stages of human development, we see that every stage is a preparation for the subsequent stage, which in turn is a preparation for the stage that comes after, and so on. When we look at these stages from a bird’s eye view, we see that there is a gradual transition from self-centeredness to greater selflessness, a gradual emancipation from the self. Human development moves from the most self-centered existence to a gradual turning outside the self to focusing one’s life around another or others.

New! The new world order

Tom Bartolomeo
Do we hear the coins clanking, tables rattling, animals bleating and turmoil in ourselves when Jesus overturns the marketplaces of our lives? Jesus wasn't just housecleaning a house of worship but the lives of people who had lost their relationship with God.